Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 6)
Bathrooms: 1, Separate Toilets: 1
Toilet · Shower · Bidet
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Please discuss with usPlease discuss with us
No pets - Please discuss with usPlease discuss with us
No smoking - Nowhere in houseNowhere in house
Max guests: 6
- Please rinse off suncream before going to bed/using chairs to protect linen and seats
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
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About Steven and Ruth Williams
We think we've been very lucky in finding this unique old farmhouse in the Piemonte. The Geometra who worked with us on the restoration has a passion for these old buildings, and helped us every step of the way. The local people were genuinely pleased (and slightly astonished!) to find these Inglese so interested in what they saw as an isolated old dwelling on the hillside, and now that we speak Italian enough to make friends we find ourselves surrounded not only by magnificent unspoiled landscapes but also by welcoming Italians some of whom we can consider real friends. The whole experience since 2004 has been a pleasure and joy, and everyone who has come to stay responds in the same way as we did. This area is the real McCoy, Italy's hidden treasure, recently recognised by UNESCO as an area of outstanding and rare quality.
Steven and Ruth Williams purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why Steven and Ruth Williams chose Montabone
40-odd photos of the house and surrounding views unfolded online in September 2004 and we were hooked. We saw it first in late October - staying in lovely medieval Acqui Terme the night before. Gazing across the valley at a patchwork of yellow, russet and green vineyards we fell in love with it. By August the work was done and we were in - everything efficiently done on budget and on time. Fantastic people. The village of Montabone is 10 mins walk across the valley: Signora Ines and her family run the local shop and fill us in with local news. It is quite remote on its hillside, yet 15 minutes takes us to Acqui or to Nizza Montferrato, and it's easy to reach 3 major airports
What makes this Farmhouse unique
From the moment we arrive (7 hours door to door from our house in London) we relax. It feels like we've escaped the madness of modern life and arrived in an oasis of beauty and peace. We wake to ever changing views of the glorious Monferrato hills, home to Barbera, Dolcetto and Gavi grapes: one moment marvellous white mist rolls down, the next fierce sun burns it off. The pool is unique, separate from the house and completely private, designed for hours of sitting by as well as swimming. Red-haired Franco cultivates the vineyard beside our house - there's always some agricultural activity going on to watch and some marvellous wine, cheese or sweet local amarretti biscuit to enjoy while doing so. If you must go online there is wi-fi available: we do our best to ignore it. :)
- english, french, italian